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Offline JohnG

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Re: Dover Breakwater
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 22:57:20 »
The South Breakwater originally had two 6-inch guns.  During WW2 these were replaced by a Twin 6 pounder.  The Twin 6 pounder had a director tower which had two observation posts.  The lower one directed the searchlights and the upper one controlled the gun.  Also there was a Battery Commanders Post and an earlier Electric Light Directors Post.  There were magazines, workshops, stores, engine rooms and barracks and everything that goes with that.  Knuckle Battery was the other end of the breakwater and had two 4-inch guns.


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Re: Dover Breakwater
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 20:46:41 »
Here's an enlargement from a postcard I obtained recently. The coal bunker in the background dates it to between 1946 and 1955. So, what are all the structures?

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Dover Breakwater
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 15:05:54 »

The view of the castle from the breakwater


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